Mattresses + Toppers

FAQs about our Green, Vegan and Latex mattresses, including reviews, specifications, materials, feel and care.

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Mattresses

What Are the Dimensions and Weights of Your Mattresses?

These are the dimensions and weights for all our organic mattresses.
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How Do I Take My Mattress Out of the Box? When Can I Sleep On it?

Here are some tips for unboxing your new mattress.
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Are Organic Mattresses Worth The Money?

Mattresses made with natural, organic materials are more durable and last longer than those made with toxic, synthetic materials.
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Are Organic Mattresses Necessary?

The non-organic mattress you sleep on every night could be filled with toxic chemicals that are potentially harmful to you and your family.
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Did The Price Of The Organic Luxury Mattress Change?

We recently reduced the price of our Organic Luxury Mattress. Here's why.
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What Mattress Size Is Best For Me?

Our mattress quiz and size guide will help you determine the ideal mattress size for you and your family.
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How Do You Select a Mattress For Children and Adolescents With ADHD?

Children with ADHD, hyperactivity, impulsivity and oppositional symptoms generally benefit from a natural, non-toxic mattress.
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Can You Tell Me More About Your In-House Innerspring Units?

By making our own innerspring units, we're able to deliver exceptional quality control.
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Why Are You Discontinuing the Vegan Latex Mattress?

Coming soon: an updated product line.
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How Do You Pick a Mattress for a Growing Child? What Firmness is Best?

Here are five factors to consider when purchasing a mattress for a growing child, tween, or teen.
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Can I Use an Electric Heating Mattress Pad With My Avocado mattress?

Yes, you can use an electric heating pad at a low setting with limited usage.
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What Type of Box is the Luxury Organic Mattress Shipped In?

We ship our Organic Luxury Mattress in a flat box.
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Why Did the Price of Your Latex Mattress Increase?

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What Size Dog Bed Is Right for My Dog?

We offer two sizes for our dog bed frames.
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Should I Buy A New Mattress or Add A Topper to My Existing One?

Adding a topper to an old mattress won't provide the support you need. Here's why.
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Why Did Your Prices Increase?

To keep up with increased material and shipping costs, the prices of our products recently increased.
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How Do I Store My Mattress?

Going away? Here's how to make sure your mattress stays safe.
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Do Your Dog Beds Provide Orthopedic Support?

Yes, our Organic Dog Bed is one of the most supportive pet mattresses in the world.
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I Have Arthritis or Other Physical Ailments. What Mattress Is Right For Me?

Our natural mattresses will function especially well for those suffering from arthritis, joint pain, or other physical ailments.
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What Is Graphite Powder?

Our vegan mattresses harness graphite powder as a natural, non-toxic flame retardant.
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What Happens to an Avocado Mattress in Extreme Temperatures?

Natural latex is not only incredibly supportive — it's durable and resilient, too.
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When Should I Replace My Old, Traditional Mattress?

Most mattresses no longer support your body after 7 to 10 years.
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Can I Use My Mattress In a Van or Camper?

As long as it fits and stays dry, an Avocado makes a great mobile mattress.
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How Bouncy Is Your Mattress?

Our mattresses are responsive to your movements.
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Isn't Wool Hot? Why Is It So Good For Temperature and Moisture?

Not at all — the unique and natural properties of wool make it an excellent temperature moderator.
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Is Your Mattress Dust-mite Resistant?

Our mattresses are naturally resistant to house dust mites.
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What's the Best Mattress For My Sleeping Position?

Each of our mattresses are tailored to how you sleep. This guide will help determine which is best for you.
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Is There a Health Risk Due to EMFs and Innersprings in Your Mattress? Do Your Innersprings Act As an Antenna?

Learn about EMFs and innerspring units, discover what we use in our mattresses, and watch our test results video.
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What are the Advantages of Organic Latex?

Our organic latex is 100% natural, anti-microbial, free from VOCs, breathable, durable, and compostable.
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What Is the Weight Limit On Your Mattresses?

We recommend no more than 350 pounds per person, or 700 pounds total.
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Are Your Mattresses Vegan? Do You Make an Option Without Wool or Animal Products?

We're proud of our certified vegan mattresses and topper.
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What Keeps Your Mattress Layers From Shifting Without Using Chemical Adhesives in the Comfort Layers?

Our distinctive, hand-tufted rosettes hold everything in place.
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How Are the Seams Stitched? Will They Last?

We double-stitch our durable perimeter seams for long-lasting durability.
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Does an Avocado Mattress Sleep Hot?

Because of their natural, organic materials, Avocado mattresses are known for their breathability.
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How Do You Ensure the Wool and Cotton Do Not Shift During Production?

We ensure quality control through our commitment to hand-crafted excellence.
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How Can Your Mattresses Be So Fresh?

Avocado Mattresses are made by hand with natural materials, so yeah, they are super fresh.
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What Is the Difference Between the Comfort and Support Layers?

Comfort layers provide pressure point relief, while support layers provide zoned support and structure.
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What Are the ILD and Density Ratings of the Organic Latex in Your Green Mattress?

Our standard mattress uses 3" of D65 medium-plush latex while our pillow-top mattress uses 5" of D65 medium-plush latex.
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Why Is There Plastic Wrap on the Mattress? Is it Recyclable?

We Use Plastic LDPE ♶, which is recyclable and one of the safest types of plastic.
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Rubber vs. Latex: What's the Difference?

Latex, which is tapped from trees, is the all natural milky sap used to make rubber.
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Are the Coils in Your Innerspring Unit Made With Tempered Steel?

Yes, our coils use high-quality, single-tempered steel for extended performance and durability.
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Do You Make Custom Sizes?

Unfortunately we cannot accommodate custom sizing.
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How Are the Layers of Your Mattresses Constructed?

We're completely transparent about every layer of an Avocado mattress.
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How Is Your GOLS Organic Certified Dunlop Latex Made? What's In It? Has It Been Tested?

Our latex is 100% GOLS organic certified, STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®, and eco-INSTITUT tested and certified.
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Is There a Foundation That You Recommend?

We make our own Foundation with FSC®-certified wood and GOTS organic certified cotton.
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Can An Eco-Luxury Mattress or Topper Really Fit in That Box? What Size Is the Shipping Box?

We compress and roll our mattresses to fit snugly in their conveniently-sized boxes.
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How Long Does An Avocado Mattress Last?

An Avocado Mattress is designed to last at least 25 years and comes with a 25-year limited warranty.
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What Is a Hybrid Mattress?

A hybrid mattress combines the best of both worlds — foam and an innerspring support unit.
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Can I Use My Existing Box Spring or Foundation?

We recommend a platform bed, bed slats, foundation, or adjustable bed to support your mattress.
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Will An Avocado Mattress Work On an Adjustable Base?

Yes, we even make two options that we would recommend.
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Do I Need to Flip or Rotate My Mattress?

Yes, you need to rotate your mattress regularly to ensure even wear. No, you should not flip your mattress.
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How to Clean Your Natural Mattress Without Using Harsh Chemicals

It's not as hard as it seems — here's a guide to cleaning your natural mattress.
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What Third-Party Performance and Durability Testing Have You Done?

These test videos and results from our third-party durability testing show why we're so confident in our 25-year warranty.
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What Do the Legal Label Tags On Your Mattresses Say?

We're happy to share our law labels with you.
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Can You Tell Me More About the Innerspring Support Unit in Your Hybrid Mattresses?

We use a 5-zone coil support system in our Luxury, Green, and Vegan hybrid mattresses.
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What's the Difference Between Dunlop and Talalay Latex?

Our mattresses feature GOLS Organic certified Dunlop latex because we believe it's a healthier choice for you and the environment.
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Who Makes Avocado Mattresses?

We do. In our own GOTS certified factory in California.
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Does An Avocado Mattress Need a Box Spring?

No, our mattresses do not need a box spring and we do not recommend using a box spring. An inappropriate boxspring may void your warranty.
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Why Does Your Law Label Say 'This Mattress Is Intended To Be Used Without A Foundation'?

The label has to do with flammability test requirements. We do not control, nor can we edit, that language, which is required.
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What Are the Layers of Your Latex Mattress?

The core of both our Latex Mattress and Vegan Latex Mattress includes 9 inches of GOLS organic certified latex.
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Too Firm Or Hard? Be Sure Your Mattress Isn't Upside Down.

The Avocado logo at the head or the foot of the mattress should be right side up.
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What Is the Firmness Rating of Your Mattresses?

Our blind mattress test delivered an accurate portrayal of the average sleep experience on each of our mattresses.
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